Three traffic stops lead to arrests

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – New York State Police had a busy evening Thursday, when they made three arrests each during separate traffic stops in Buffalo.

Troopers stopped a vehicle on Grant Street, near West Ferry, at 5:40 p.m. Thursday. The driver, 49-year-old David D. Hoffman, was stopped for not wearing a seatbelt. However, the Yorkshire man was also found to have a suspended drivers license. Then, police say they found a small quantity of pills and about one gram of marijuana in the vehicle. Hoffman now faces drug charges.

About four hours later, police stopped a Buffalo man on Niagara Street, for failing to stop at a red signal. Police say the driver, 34-year-old Pedro Rodriguez II, had a strong odor of marijuana coming from his vehicle. Police say they searched the vehicle and found two ounces of pot under the back seat flood board. He is now facing a marijuana charge.

Just after midnight, troopers stopped a vehicle on Potomac Street for failing to signal a turn. Troopers found the driver, 47-year-old Michelle D. Bazluki, of Collins, had an outstanding bench warrant from Buffalo Police. She was taken to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

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